What a year we’ve had, Mississauga! With COVID-19 recovery and rising costs of living, community members like you have continued to show an outpouring of generosity.
Your support has enabled us to keep up with demand in real-time as inflation and a lack of adequate government support is leaving our low-income neighbours in poverty.
All of us see higher prices everywhere from fueling up at the pumps to filling up grocery baskets. This now means that 1 in 5 Canadians expect to need food from a community organization, like The Mississauga Food Bank, before the end of the year.
As long as our neighbours face food insecurity, your continued support ensures we will be here to provide and promote access to healthy and appropriate food. Your support enables us to keep up with the increased need for food.
This year we distributed 300% more food than when we moved into our facility in 2014 – this is why we are searching for a new building to call home, as we have long outgrown our space.
In the following pages, you will see how your support helped your neighbours this past year – providing nutritious food, allowing them to use their limited resources for other expenses, helping with tax returns, and more. We hope you are inspired by reading about all the good that your donations are doing in Mississauga!
We have also provided suggestions for how you can Advocate! on behalf of your hungry neighbours. Read on to learn more about how you can use your voice and your vote to help create a Mississauga where no one goes hungry.
Thank you, Mississauga, for joining us in the fight against hunger.
Read the full Face of Hunger impact report here!